A year ago today you probably awoke to the news that Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) had made landfall in the Philippines as one of the strongest storms ever recorded on the planet. It caused a storm surge — a wall of water — that was 25 feet high in some areas.
I returned from the Philippines last week where I heard survivors' stories, and I witnessed the long-term recovery effort firsthand. I created a short video to share that experience with you — please take three minutes to watch it today on the anniversary of this disaster.
While you'll see there's been incredible progress made in a single year, there is still so much work to be done by the local organizations that are still helping communities recover. On the anniversary today we're matching your donations to long-term Haiyan recovery efforts up to $100,000 ($1,000 per donor) to make sure that the recovery effort doesn't end.
Thank you for your generous support of disaster survivors through GlobalGiving.
Alison Carlman and The GlobalGiving Team